Time Machine encryption Question

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Traverse, May 15, 2015.

  1. Traverse macrumors 603

    Traverse

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    #1
    I created a fresh backup drive as Mac OS X Extended Journaled. When I plugged in this drive OS X asked if I wanted to use this disk as my backup disk and I also elected to encrypt it. That started an "Encrypting" process that was only 50% done after 6 hours.

    I had to stop the process because of a storm. I erased and reformatted the drive again as Mac OS X Extended Journaled and the system again asked if I wanted to use this drive as my backup drive. The difference is after I selected "Encrypted" it did NOT go through that process and immediately started backing up the drive.

    The icon for the drive did not change into a time machine icon, but in System Preferences it calls the drive "Encrypted." Is it really encrypted or was there some kind of error?
     
  2. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

    PsyOpWarlord

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    It should be continuing from where it left off. You can see the actual progress by opening Terminal and using this command.
    Code:
    diskutil cs list
    The Conversion Status will either be
    Converting - still in progress
    Complete - done
     

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